Monday, February 19, 2018

{Daily Quote} What You Attract

Sometimes we need a little reminder: Remember, whatever is going on in your mind is what you're attracting #LOA #lawofattraction #positivevibesonly  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Life Lately: New Milestones and Weigh In Wednesday

Forget about being a yo-yo dieter, I'm also clearly a yo-yo blogger! One minute I'm too busy to worry about blog posts, then I'm pinning tons of blog post and journaling ideas, then I'm quitting social media all together. I'm not sure what's happening in my old age, but ever since having kids, I kind of can't stick to a plan. I used to be so organized and stayed true to my convictions or life plans. Now I fly by the seat of my pants and I start and quit things all the time. Not sure what this really says about me, but what I do know is absence makes the heart grow fonder and I really miss blogging about what’s new in my neck of the woods. The good, the bad, the ugly, I’m no stranger to over sharing and quite frankly, it’s therapeutic.

So what’s been going on with me over the last couple of months? Well, I became an aunt again (my brother and his girlfriend had a baby), we celebrated countless birthdays, anniversaries, tooth fairy visits, and jobs well done at school. 

We survived our first camping trip of the season (one good weather day, 2 shitty weather days). We’re planning a few more camping trips for the summer and I have a goal of not sitting on my butt the whole time – if I am not going to exercise while I’m camping, then I need to be active and get my 10,000+ steps in at least!

I joined, quit, and then rejoined Weight Watchers. I’ve been on the program consistently for the past 4 weeks (and by consistent I mean I’ve tracked and recorded every bite, lick, and taste) and have lost the first 5 pounds! I have plenty more to lose but considering I was so stuck in a miserable cycle of lost 2 pounds, gain 7, since January, I feel like I've finally got this. I'm more focused and it's all because I keep the mantra "back to basics" in the back of my mind. 

This week is another busy week filled with work and the usual mom duties: swimming lessons, dance classes, home work, and hockey, but I’m managing the workload one day at a time and trying to stay on track. Coffee is my bestie.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Life Lately: Back to Basics

It's been awhile since I felt inspired to write anything either on the blog, in my journal, and hell, even in Birthday/greeting cards these days. I blame stress from various sources but also a bit of laziness too.

It feels good to flex the writing muscle again, so here's what's been happening in my life lately. 

We celebrated my sister-in-laws baby shower recently and it was such a fun day! Check out her decor, she and her friends did an amazing job - the dessert and candy table was a hit!


Aaaand someone was tired from all the festivities....a cat nap was obviously needed!


Then there was that time we had a family games night. I was so tired but my hubby got major points for setting up the board games, getting a surprise dessert for the kids (DIY sundaes), and wine for me!


I enjoyed some much needed me time with my couch, comfy blanket, and a warm coffee.


I'm on a new and improved healthy eating kick and panicked a little when the family wanted to go to Boston Pizza one day for lunch. Why is it that every time I decide to buckle down and dial in on my nutrition, there's always a situation to derail my progress? Well not this time, I found this amazing Greek salad with chicken and it was the lowest calorie option in the menu - and it fit into my daily allowance. It was sooo good and it helped set the tone for the rest of my healthy eating weekend!


The results paid off because I lost 2.6 pounds last's been a long time since I've seen the scale move down instead of up!

Also this past weekend, I finally bought myself a spiralizer. I immediately went out to buy some zucchini and the kids and I had so much fun testing this bad boy four. Honestly it was so easy to use and probably the best $25 I've ever spent on a kitchen gadget! 


My spiralized zucchini was not a hit amongst the kids but my hubby and I liked it. I sautéed them in a little olive oil and garlic, with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and then I made a fresh diced tomato sauce to top it off. It was really good! 


That was last week, this week my focus is on healthy eating, getting my 10,000 steps a day in, and surviving March Break, but more about that next week! 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

{Free} 30 Day Butt & Gut Challenge starts Mon. Nov. 21

I'm making this short and sweet...I'm starting a new fitness challenge on Monday, November 21...a FREE one. It's a 30 day buns and ab challenge that I found on Pinterest - but adapted for myself and I'm inviting allllll of my friends to join me!

Why am I starting it on Monday?
I don't like to wait for the New Year to start new goals or challenges. And I wanted to make sure that the challenge ends before Christmas - and it had to be 30 days - and so that's how I landed on November 21.

Where is the challenge being hosted?
I'm hosting it in a Facebook group called 30 Day Butt and Gut Challenge. If you can't find it, visit my FB page,, and leave me a message on my wall about wanting to join the challenge so I can add you!

What do I need to do?
All you need to do is check the schedule and do the daily workout (should take a few minutes - nothing too strenuous). If you're so inclined, you can check into the group after you complete your workouts if you want help staying motivated and being accountable to the workouts you committed to! And again, it's like day 1 - do xx number of squats, day 2 - do xx number of crunches etc. Again it's meant to be fun, gets us off our asses and maybe tone up our butts and guts before we have to squeeze into any holiday outfits!

What do I need to buy?
Absolutely nothing! Unless you want a cute new workout outfit - in which case, I can't help you with!

Come on and join us!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Favourites #2: Christmas, Snowflakes, and Pinterest is My BFF

Ever since I started Core De Force a few weeks ago, I have felt sooooo good! Don't ask what my progress has been so far (I'm not going to weigh myself or take measurements until I physically notice pants and stuff getting bigger). My progress hasn't been weight related, but I definitely feel like I'm getting stronger (I did mostly normal push ups in yesterday's workout instead of girly on the knees push ups) and my stamina is getting much better too. WIN!

But anyway, today's Friday Favourites is not about fitness. It's about Christmas.

Christmas finally exploded at my house.

OK not really. I haven't put up any decorations yet, but the kids were ready to start celebrating Christmas as soon as they sorted through their Halloween candy. And thanks to my mom, they've been on a snowflake making mission for the past two weeks.

Me every day: "Do you guys want to play outside after dinner?" - secret

Kids ever day: "Weeee waaaaant tooooo maaaake snoooooow flaaaaaakes!!!"

Cue Pinterest now.

I'm out of ideas, and if you have snowflake fanatic children like I do, you probably ran out of design ideas after you cut your first flake like I did. So here's a few I found on Pinterest that I am IN LOVE with...and might be too hard for the kids but....eff it...they're so pretty to look at!